A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
The already-thick field of potential 2014 mayoral candidates gets a little more crowded: Former city administrator Robert C. Bobb is looking into a run, the Post reports.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. fire department caught playing with arson stats. [Post]
- Montgomery County mom charged with trading sex with her daughter for debt forgiveness. [WTOP]
- Maryland men arrested in Adams Morgan robbery case. [Examiner]
- What to expect as streetcar line gets closer to launch. [Post]
- AAA predicts lower gas prices. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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Poetry Slammed: The founders of a new D.C. literary website insists poetry readings don’t have to suck.
Developer Challenge: Turning around the deteriorating Franklin School will be tough for developers.
Eating for Friends: An American University frat is accused of making its pledges eat a whole tub of mayo.
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sorry to all who got your hopes up: The Boston bombings won’t boost D.C.’s economy. [Post]
- Douglas Development enters the fray on H Street NE. [WBJ]
- A climbing wall at the Uline Arena? [UrbanTurf]
- Criticism of the Eisenhower memorial implies its Grant counterpart is a failure. Which it isn’t. [DCist]
- What to expect (eventually) from the H Street streetcar. [Post]
- North Capitol Firehouse will be reincarnated as a restaurant. [PoPville]
- Why neighbors like one Connecticut Avenue NW project and hate another. [Post]
- Sibley Memorial Hospital is expecting. [WBJ]
- D.C. is America’s fifth-best-performing metro area. Why? [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Brick house by Fort Davis
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Gaia‘s mural on Barracks Row is complete. [East City Art]
- Broadcaster Bob Wolff donates historic sports interviews to Library of Congress. [WTOP]
- Brother Ah maintains WPFW’s jazz pedigree even while the radio station’s fate remains uncertain. [Post]
- The story of a Prince George’s County-raised African American woman who found special meaning in the Holocaust Museum. [Post]
- What the Grant Memorial could teach us about the embattled Eisenhower Memorial. [DCist]
- WJLA injects unnecessary drama into the Avalon Theatre’s digital transition. [WJLA]
- Jack Limpert defends ex-Post TV columnist Tom Shales. [About Editing and Writing]
- Clinton Yates discovers The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [The Root D.C.]
- Conan O’Brien talked at some big celebrity dinner thingie this weekend. [Huffington Post D.C.]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 most anticipated spring restaurant openings [The Plate]
- Wine and fast food combos [Drink DC]
- D.C.’s best grilled cheeses [Thrillist]
- Rasika West End after one year [Eater]
- Where to watch the Kentucky Derby [Girl Meets Food]
- Bistro Bohem launches summer menu. [PoPville]
- Sneak peek of Yuzu, opening in Bethesda today [Bethesda Mag]
- Restaurants go big. [Post]